Nutrition Resources

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Nutrition Resources

The Enterhealth approach to sustainable sobriety is holistic – integrating all components of a healthy lifestyle. This includes powerful tools to help change the emotional, physical, spiritual and nutritional habits that may hinder recovery.

Since addiction can deplete the body’s essential nutrients, diet plays a critical role in rehabilitation. That’s why we address each patient’s unique combination of challenges – including addiction levels, abuse patterns, co-occurring conditions, as well as possible malnutrition issues.

Key nutritional priorities that propel recovery:

  • Avoid sweets. Stabilize blood sugar levels, and help reduce mood swings, anxiety and depression. We limit desserts to three meals a week but supplement with yogurt and fruit.
  • Increase protein. Amino acids found in lean meats and seafood provide valuable building blocks for the brain’s neurotransmitters – often disrupted by addiction.
  • Increase fiber. Fresh fruits and cruciferous vegetables support optimal gastrointestinal health and overall wellbeing.
  • Add more healthy fats. Not all fats are bad. As part of a balanced diet, they provide necessary fatty acids, soften your skin, deliver fat-soluble vitamins and enhance your energy.
  • Limit refined carbohydrates. Substitute whole grains.
  • Reduce processed foods. Liver repair is a critical piece of the sobriety process, and artificial ingredients can inhibit detoxification and healing.
  • Limit caffeine. Since caffeine can trigger insomnia and anxiety, often present in the early stages of sobriety, we offer flavored waters full of vitamins and natural sweetness.

Benefits of a High-Fiber Diet:

  • Resist cancer
  • Ease depression
  • Relieve pain
  • Strengthen and protect your heart
  • Increase disease-fighting antioxidants
  • Deter and eliminate dangerous toxins
  • Moderate Type II Diabetes and Insulin Resistance (IR)
  • Prevent or manage helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) digestive disorders
  • Minimize Alzheimer’s disease risk
  • Reduce inflammation

Our chef selects the freshest, most wholesome and delicious foods available to maximize nutritional value. However, an occasional off-diet treat has motivational value, as well. We enjoy celebratory “Burger Nights” – and get creative with traditional comfort foods prepared with smarter ingredients. Plus, we are fully equipped to accommodate any special dietary needs.

Practical nutrition is a core component of the Enterhealth continuum-of-care philosophy. We coordinate and customize a complete range of treatment protocols to eliminate drug or alcohol cravings and heal the brain — for a lifetime.